38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Christchurch

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online visit planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Christchurch in November, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience in Frederick, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel route builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip app .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. When traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, then hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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